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College and Departmental Honors Programs

In addition to University Honors, the University of Tennessee offers opportunities in specific college or departmental honors programs. They are designed to build disciplinary depth after or complementary to the interdisciplinary breadth of University Honors.

University Honors students are encouraged to seek these additional honors opportunities. Typically, admission to these highly selective programs occurs during sophomore or junior years and have their own competitive honors admissions process. In most cases, students need not be a member of the Haslam Leadership Scholars or Chancellor’s Honors Program to be eligible for admission to a college’s or a department’s honors program. Below are the common options on campus, but consult leaders of these programs, your honors coach, and/or the most current academic catalog for more information.

College Honors Program
College of Arts and Sciences College Scholars

Other Honors Opportunities

Haslam College of Business Smith Global Leadership Scholars

Business Fellows

College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Honors Leadership Studies Minor
Tickle College of Engineering Cook Grand Challenge Honors Program

Additional Engineering Honors Courses

The Baker School for Public Policy and Public Affairs Baker Scholars
College of Nursing Nursing Honors Program
College of Social Work BSSW Honors Concentration
College of Communication and Information Communications Studies Honors Program

The University of Tennessee at Knoxville has dozens of departmental honors programs. The best source to learn more about those is the undergraduate catalog and search by major. You can also consult with your honors coach for more information.